Collecting Star Wars Fruit Snacks

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by darthskellington, May 11, 2012.

  1. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Very nice. I'll take you up on the Food Lion offer too. I have some friends looking for the Food Lion, but I'll gladly pay you for the boxes even if they snag some as well. So...2 boxes of Hy-Top, and 2 boxes of Food Lion, please. :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Got 2 boxes of each for you. :)
     
  3. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Awesome..I'll PM some info. :)
     
  4. Chewie

    Chewie The Mighty Wookiee

    This is a really neat project, thanks for posting. I picked up the Clover Valley box last year and didn't think anything else of it. I didn't realize there are so many other brands! I just picked up a Best Choice and HyVee box this weekend. Hoping to find a few more when I go out of town for Memorial Day. :)
     
  5. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Glad you are enjoying the project. Keep an eye out for new ones...I'll gladly pay for two of anything I don't have :) I'm hoping to post some more info this week once things settle down. We were out of town all weekend for Dallas Comic Con.
     
  6. Chewie

    Chewie The Mighty Wookiee

    Will do! I saw your post about Comic Con - sounded like a great time!
     
  7. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    FOOD LION

    Here is a new one we learned about this week. Food Lion operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets in 11 Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic states as well as Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia under the Food Lion, Harveys Supermarket, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, and Reid's banners. It may sound familiar to some in the midwest and midsouth, as they expanded greatly in 1990s, but declining sales forced them to retreat back to the East Coast.

    Obviously this box can be found at Food Lion stores, and possibly their other associated chains listed above. Thanks to SWFan for snagging this for me.

    UPDATE: New smaller box size also obtained: 6 ouches, 4.8oz, 2011.

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  8. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    HY-TOP

    Hy-Top is a generic brand carried nationwide by various chains. Their website has a handy store locator that is helpful in finding a retailers who carry Hy-Top products. It can be found here: http://www.hy-top.com/pages/where_to_buy/99.php

    On the west coast, Winco stores carry Hy-Top. Here in the eastern Texas region, Brookshire Brothers (not to be confused with Brookshires), carries them. SWFan purchased this box in Virginia at a small chain called Wade's. While you may not be able to find Hy-Top in your town, it's a safe bet you can find it nearby or near a friend.
     
  9. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    HY-VEE

    Hy-Vee operates over 230 supermarkets which are located throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A store locator can be found here: http://www.hy-vee.com/stores/


    UPDATE: Chewie has discovered a new 5-pack box, with nutritional info added to the front. Hy-Vee seems to be going the same route as Food Club and Kid's Classics...offering a smaller size to meet a lower price point or lower calorie count per serving. Will post pictures once we have them in hand. :D

    Here is a new 6 pouch, 4.8 oz box picked up in Kansas in November. Not sure if this is what Chewie found, or if there is in fact a 5 pouch box.

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  10. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    KIDS CLASSICS

    Kids Classics is a bit of a mystery generic produced by ConAgra foods. It has occasionally been found at Walmart, Walgreens, and a chain called Smart & Final (found in California). Due to it's common name, it's hard to find any useful info in any Google search.

    UPDATE: This brand is available in both a 6 pouch box (5.4oz) and a 5 pouch box (4.5oz). The 6 pouch box was found at Smart & Final stores in California this past year. The 5 pouch box was found at a Walmart in the Dallas area in the past few months. It could be the 5-pack is replacing the six pack, and will allow stores to sell it at a lower price point.

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    UPDATE #2: New 5 Pouch 4.0oz box found at Dollar Tree in January 2013.

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    UPDATE #3: New box size found at a Super Target in Louisiana....regular Targets do not seem to carry them. 6 pouches, 4.8oz, 2011.

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  11. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    KROGER

    UPDATE: New 6 pouch 4.8oz boxes found in late 2012

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    UPDATE: Found a new box as of March 2013. Blue box featuring ANH and TPM art on opposite sides.

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    Kroger has become one of the largest grocery retailers in the country. Currently, Kroger, Fred Meyer, and Ralph's all maintain their own logos on their snack boxes. It's possible you might find a Kroger box at one of the smaller Kroger family stores. Here is a store locator: http://services.kroger.com/StoreLocator/StoreLocatorAdvanced.aspx

    Stores in the family include:

    Baker's · City Market · Dillons · Food 4 Less · Foods Co. · Fred Meyer · Fry's Food and Drug · Gerbes · JayC Food Stores · King Soopers · Kroger Food and Drug · Owen's Market · Pay Less Food Markets · Quality Food Centers · Ralphs · Smith's Food and Drug · Scott's Food & Pharmacy
     
  12. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    LUNCH BUDDIES

    Lunch Buddies is a brand carried by Aldi grocery stores. There are over 1,000 Aldi stores in 31 states, from Kansas to the east coast. A store locator can be found here: http://aldi.us/us/html/service/store_locator_ENU_HTML.htm I suggest searching by state is your zip code does not return any results. As I found with other brands, just locating a store is no guarantee they will have these on hand. We had trouble finding these in the Dallas area, even though there were multiple Aldi stores around.
     
  13. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    MEIJER

    Meijer is another midwest supermarker chain. About half of the company's 196 stores are located in Michigan, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. A store locator can be found here: http://www.meijer.com/custserv/store_locator.jsp

    Update: As of August 2012, there is a retailer selling Meijer boxes on Amazon. Just search for Star Wars Fruit Snacks.
     
  14. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    OUR FAMILY

    Our Family is a another generic brand carried in 24 states, ranging from the midwest to the east coast. A locator of stores that carry Our Family brand products can be found here: http://www.ourfamilyfoods.com/locator/index.asp

    It seems that Piggly Wiggly is one of the retailers to carry this brand in some areas.
     
  15. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    PRICE CHOPPER

    Price Chopper is a grocery chained centered around Schenectady, NY. Price Chopper currently operates over 125 stores in Upstate New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. It is not related the the Price Chopper found in the midwest. The box appears to have a logo similar to that above, but all blue and in side a blue oval shape. A store locator can be found here: http://www.pricechopper.com/stores
     
  16. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    PUBLIX

    Publix is based out of Florida and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee with 1,086 retail locations. A store locator can be found here: http://store.publix.com/publix/

    This past year a dealer has also been offering these on eBay.
     
  17. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    RALPHS

    Ralphs is yet another member of the Kroger family Currently, Kroger, Fred Meyer, and Ralph's all maintain their own logos on their snack boxes. It's possible you might find a Ralphs box at one of the smaller Kroger family stores.

    Stores in the family include:

    Baker's · City Market · Dillons · Food 4 Less · Foods Co. · Fred Meyer · Fry's Food and Drug · Gerbes · JayC Food Stores · King Soopers · Kroger Food and Drug · Owen's Market · Pay Less Food Markets · Quality Food Centers · Ralphs · Smith's Food and Drug · Scott's Food & Pharmacy

    Ralphs is primarily a California based grocery store, although the Kroger company may be expanding it into other areas. A Ralphs store locator can be found here: http://services.ralphs.com/StoreLocator/StoreLocatorAdvanced.aspx
     
  18. Chewie

    Chewie The Mighty Wookiee

    Hey there,

    I found this Schnucks box at a Hilander store in Illinois. Didn't see it on your list, so I picked up two extras in case you wanted them! Let me know. :cool:

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  19. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Absolutely! PM sent! :D
     
  20. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    SCHNUCKS

    Schnucks is another midwest based grocery store, originating in St. Louis, MO. It has about 100 stores in MO, IL, IA, IN, and WI. It operates under the names Schnucks, Lobli, and Hilander.

    A store locator can be found here: http://www.schnucks.com/stores/

    Thanks Chewie for finding this!
     

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